|Featured, Indie Focus Published: June 18, 2012 |
Champ City/Thurow Bredz Music Group – Faded Cuz We Made It (prod. by Stridah Von)
Check out the new song from Champ City/Thurow Bredz Music Group – Faded Cuz We Made It (prod. by Stridah Von)
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
I was born and raised in uptown Philly. At the age of 12 I found my self rapping at house parties with my cousin Justin. I got booed but I never gave up. Now 11 years later I perfected my craft. All I need now is the right ear to hear me out and it’s history in the making. Mark my words (quote me ) please. SWAG.
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
Well this particular song was produced by a young talented musician named Stridah Von who just happen to be a beast with the beats so it was only right that a monster like myself bless the track. The track is titled “Faded Cuz We Made It” and as you can see it speaks for itself. In this track I display a couple sides of my artistry. I lyrically assassinate the verse for my folks that already know. Then soothe the ladies with a calm and colley hook that expresses a little taste of my singing side. It’s a part song. A track that expresses a good time and doing what we need to do and that’s gettin’ “faded.” SWAG.
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
Getting my music in the right hands is my problem. It just seems like the only way to get in is to know somebody or to falsely expose yourself as someone you’re not, especially in a city where it’s either rap or r&b. No pop songs, and in my opinion no real song writers in my generation. I mean we got Meek Mill which I’ve seen grow and never switch up and that’s real. But besides him who else? So it’s time I show face point blank period and hope they see what I’ve been seeing for years. I mean maybe if there was a better music market in Philly it wouldn’t be so much of a challenge. But hey, what would be the point of making it if you never had to work for it. Like Wiz said “Work Hard, Play hard.” SWAG.
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
Unemployment, the economy is bad and it’s a little hard for a striving artist wanting to pursue music but not having the means and the ends to support your dreams. Trying to come to terms with myself, should I continue on my path because my heart and soul say so or just stop because my pockets don’t agree. Prayer and the birth of my first child, Lyric Masih, helped me make my decision, as well as motivation from my peers, family, manager, friends, and fans. Now I feel obligated to show this industry what they have been missing.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
Well with all honesty I would have to say “Me.” City Rominicki. I’m a rare breed. Adiamond in the rough, a labels safe haven and your favorite rappers worst nightmare. For sure …
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Just to stay focused and finish projects and take them one at a time and keep everything “fresh.”
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
Internet, it’s free and it’s unlimited amount of resources can land you anywhere. It just makes it easy and more convenient for networking. The internet is by far my favorite.